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Robert SKREINER1,221,796@110538600381916983600 ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Natural Water Photos* includes all  Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc. by @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Photos must be your own photos and work!* ● Max *10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles,     as well as @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photo! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please share this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation in your stream! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● *Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!*    There is also a Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄* will be shared also at the Page: @110538600381916983600 and in  our Community: *TOP Photos on G+* https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702 *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the *Winners* will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *All participating Photographers will be incuded in*   *public shared circles of *     @117000139571713536948  & @110806949181190360839  & @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury!* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383 @107009098215521569646  @112840736235573716407 @115580685364349575355 @114507611997390703788    @102551956772228628364  @112271908611925541359  @102664053835780029639 @105782727431661976037   @104047237564402491584 @105124330145456519952  @101843523903788031573 @105798359393030559274  @117985549028905293535 @103374725189855996747  @112527225704468158520 by @102202857193383470434 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:001997  

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2015-05-16 15:31:13 (63 comments, 66 reshares, 851 +1s)Open 

New Zealand is not a huge country, but it has one of the longest coastlines of any country in the world. This abundance of coastline is a big bonus for landscape photography. There is something magical about a landscape where the land meets water. Kaikoura is a small peninsula on the east side of New Zealand's South Island. I made this image from the peninsula looking back towards the center of the South Island. I like the sun setting over the distant mountains reflected in the ocean with such wonderful clouds in the sky. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

For #sunsetsaturday   hosted by +Dennis Hoffbuhr 
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2015-05-16 15:31:13 (63 comments, 66 reshares, 851 +1s)Open 

New Zealand is not a huge country, but it has one of the longest coastlines of any country in the world. This abundance of coastline is a big bonus for landscape photography. There is something magical about a landscape where the land meets water. Kaikoura is a small peninsula on the east side of New Zealand's South Island. I made this image from the peninsula looking back towards the center of the South Island. I like the sun setting over the distant mountains reflected in the ocean with such wonderful clouds in the sky. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

For #sunsetsaturday   hosted by +Dennis Hoffbuhr 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
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2015-05-16 15:31:13 (63 comments, 66 reshares, 851 +1s)Open 

New Zealand is not a huge country, but it has one of the longest coastlines of any country in the world. This abundance of coastline is a big bonus for landscape photography. There is something magical about a landscape where the land meets water. Kaikoura is a small peninsula on the east side of New Zealand's South Island. I made this image from the peninsula looking back towards the center of the South Island. I like the sun setting over the distant mountains reflected in the ocean with such wonderful clouds in the sky. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

For #sunsetsaturday   hosted by +Dennis Hoffbuhr 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +TonyPhillips ... more »

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2015-07-29 15:11:52 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Last year I visited Slovenia for the first time. It is a wonderful, compact country and my favorite place was Lake Bled. This alpine lake has an historic church on the small island in the middle of the lake which has been a destination of pilgrims for many centuries. One morning I got up early to shoot this picturesque sight at sunrise and I was able to capture the rising sun peeking behind from the clouds and the bell tower. It was such a beautiful sight!

For #wetwednesday hosted by +Jen Baptist & +Wet Wednesdays
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D+... more »

Last year I visited Slovenia for the first time. It is a wonderful, compact country and my favorite place was Lake Bled. This alpine lake has an historic church on the small island in the middle of the lake which has been a destination of pilgrims for many centuries. One morning I got up early to shoot this picturesque sight at sunrise and I was able to capture the rising sun peeking behind from the clouds and the bell tower. It was such a beautiful sight!

For #wetwednesday hosted by +Jen Baptist & +Wet Wednesdays
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm

#Slovenia #Bled #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-28 15:16:35 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Porto is famous for its port wine so we decided to join a winery tour. This is the wine cellar of Graham's 1890 Lodge which is on the top of the hill across the Douro River from Porto. Some port wine is aged in barrels, but some port wine is aged in these large casks. Because there is much more wine in the casks, the flavor of the oak is not as strong as the wine aged in barrels. After the tour we tasted some of the wine and bought a few bottles and then we had a wonderful lunch in the restaurant with a view looking out over the city. It was such a great experience!

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellespotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +NancyD... more »

Porto is famous for its port wine so we decided to join a winery tour. This is the wine cellar of Graham's 1890 Lodge which is on the top of the hill across the Douro River from Porto. Some port wine is aged in barrels, but some port wine is aged in these large casks. Because there is much more wine in the casks, the flavor of the oak is not as strong as the wine aged in barrels. After the tour we tasted some of the wine and bought a few bottles and then we had a wonderful lunch in the restaurant with a view looking out over the city. It was such a great experience!

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellespotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
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#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton

#btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-27 15:14:47 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Italy has so many wonderful churches, but Orvieto Cathedral is one of my favorites. This cathedral was constructed in the 14th century when Pope Urban IV was living in Orvieto. The Pope moved to Orvieto to escape conflict in Rome. I took this photo in the late evening so I could capture the illuminated cathedral with a deep blue twilight sky in the background. It must have been such an impressive sight in the middle ages when it was completed!

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#moodymonday hosted by +Philip Daly & +Moody Monday
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +RinusB... more »

Italy has so many wonderful churches, but Orvieto Cathedral is one of my favorites. This cathedral was constructed in the 14th century when Pope Urban IV was living in Orvieto. The Pope moved to Orvieto to escape conflict in Rome. I took this photo in the late evening so I could capture the illuminated cathedral with a deep blue twilight sky in the background. It must have been such an impressive sight in the middle ages when it was completed!

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#moodymonday hosted by +Philip Daly & +Moody Monday
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen

#Orvieto #Italy #Italia #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-25 15:39:52 (23 comments, 24 reshares, 226 +1s)Open 

Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers. This is one I found at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. I like the off-center composition of this image.

For #macro4all hosted by +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen & +Macro4All
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
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#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +1160884308648448191
#dahlia #flowerp... more »

Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers. This is one I found at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. I like the off-center composition of this image.

For #macro4all hosted by +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin +Thomas Kirchen & +Macro4All
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen
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#dahlia #flowerphotos #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-07-24 15:03:19 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Several years ago we visited Savannah, GA and I fell in love with the historic district. This is Forsyth Fountain which is perhaps historic Savannah's most famous landmark. It was so beautiful in the early morning light. Such a charming city full of antebellum atmosphere.

For #themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSPU... more »

Several years ago we visited Savannah, GA and I fell in love with the historic district. This is Forsyth Fountain which is perhaps historic Savannah's most famous landmark. It was so beautiful in the early morning light. Such a charming city full of antebellum atmosphere.

For #themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton
#hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen

#Savannah #georgia #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-23 15:16:23 (11 comments, 15 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

In Porto we joined a tour of the Stock Exchange Palace or Palacio da Bolsa in Portuguese. This is the inner courtyard which is called Nations' Room because the national seals of many countries who trade with Porto can be found on the ceiling. While it is no longer used as a stock exchange, it is still used to host many important events in the city. It is such a beautiful building and one of the highlights of our stay in Porto.

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#blastfromthepast hosted by +Cheryl Cooper +Mark Rodriguez +Isabelle Fortin & +Blast From The Past
#urbanthursday hosted by +Laurent Chades & +Urban Thursday
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated... more »

In Porto we joined a tour of the Stock Exchange Palace or Palacio da Bolsa in Portuguese. This is the inner courtyard which is called Nations' Room because the national seals of many countries who trade with Porto can be found on the ceiling. While it is no longer used as a stock exchange, it is still used to host many important events in the city. It is such a beautiful building and one of the highlights of our stay in Porto.

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#blastfromthepast hosted by +Cheryl Cooper +Mark Rodriguez +Isabelle Fortin & +Blast From The Past
#urbanthursday hosted by +Laurent Chades & +Urban Thursday
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad

#Porto #Portugal #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-22 14:16:10 (21 comments, 10 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Porto dates back to Roman times when it was founded as a port on the Douro River. The Douro Valley has many vineyards and most of the wine produced there is shipped from Porto including of course Port wine. One night on our stay there we had dinner across the river and afterwards I took this shot of the waterfront at sunset. It is easy to see why this historic district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was just beautiful as the city lights came on and the sun set in the background!

For #EuropeanPhoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by+... more »

Porto dates back to Roman times when it was founded as a port on the Douro River. The Douro Valley has many vineyards and most of the wine produced there is shipped from Porto including of course Port wine. One night on our stay there we had dinner across the river and afterwards I took this shot of the waterfront at sunset. It is easy to see why this historic district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was just beautiful as the city lights came on and the sun set in the background!

For #EuropeanPhoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton

#Porto #portugal #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-21 14:26:54 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

New Zealand has some of the best hiking trails I have seen anywhere. This is a trail I took to the Oparara Arch on the northwest tip of the South Island. The forests in this region are very lush because of the high annual rainfall which is also a good environment for tree ferns. I was such a beautiful forest!

For #treetuesday hosted by +Ralph Mendoza +David R Robinson +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Kim Troutman & +Tree Tuesday
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartcub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#everythinggreen hosted by +andi rivarola & +Everything Green
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +JeffB... more »

New Zealand has some of the best hiking trails I have seen anywhere. This is a trail I took to the Oparara Arch on the northwest tip of the South Island. The forests in this region are very lush because of the high annual rainfall which is also a good environment for tree ferns. I was such a beautiful forest!

For #treetuesday hosted by +Ralph Mendoza +David R Robinson +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Kim Troutman & +Tree Tuesday
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartcub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#everythinggreen hosted by +andi rivarola & +Everything Green
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

#NewZealand #SouthIsland #Kahurangi #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-20 15:16:51 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

One of my favorite cities in Mexico is Guanajuato. This is a rooftop view of the city with the dome of the cathedral in the foreground. In the background you can see the colorful houses that line the walls of the canyon surrounding the city. The colors of Mexico are amazing and the colonial architecture in Guanajuato is fabulous. Such a beautiful city!

For #MexicoMonday hosted by +Alberto Carreras +Alicia Navarrete Alonso +Luis Vivanco S. +Fernando J. Rodriguez +Andrés Aquino & +Mexico Monday
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro .fo... more »

One of my favorite cities in Mexico is Guanajuato. This is a rooftop view of the city with the dome of the cathedral in the foreground. In the background you can see the colorful houses that line the walls of the canyon surrounding the city. The colors of Mexico are amazing and the colonial architecture in Guanajuato is fabulous. Such a beautiful city!

For #MexicoMonday hosted by +Alberto Carreras +Alicia Navarrete Alonso +Luis Vivanco S. +Fernando J. Rodriguez +Andrés Aquino & +Mexico Monday
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton

#Guanajuato #Mexico #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-17 14:11:21 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

When we visited Portugal one of the first things we noticed were all the beautiful tiles or in Portuguese "azulejos" decorating both the interior and exterior of the buildings there. This is main entry hall of Sao Bento Station in Porto which is the terminus for most suburban commuting trains in Portugal's second largest city, i.e. the equivalent of New York's Grand Central Station. This tilework depicts major scenes in Portugal's history including the Battle of Valdevez pictured above and were some of the most magnificent tiles we saw on our trip. We fell in love with these Portuguese tiles and purchased several as souvenirs before returning home.

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When we visited Portugal one of the first things we noticed were all the beautiful tiles or in Portuguese "azulejos" decorating both the interior and exterior of the buildings there. This is main entry hall of Sao Bento Station in Porto which is the terminus for most suburban commuting trains in Portugal's second largest city, i.e. the equivalent of New York's Grand Central Station. This tilework depicts major scenes in Portugal's history including the Battle of Valdevez pictured above and were some of the most magnificent tiles we saw on our trip. We fell in love with these Portuguese tiles and purchased several as souvenirs before returning home.

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2015-07-16 15:18:39 (21 comments, 13 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

I sold a metal print of this image recently. I just love this view of a Japanese garden through the round window of a tea house. The graphic design is very nice and the lines of the image draw your eye into the garden. Round windows are much more common in Chinese gardens than they are in Japan, but the paper shoji screens are very Japanese so this is a combination of both Chinese and Japanese styles. This small temple is an under-appreciated gem in Kyoto which has so many very famous and crowded temple gardens.

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I sold a metal print of this image recently. I just love this view of a Japanese garden through the round window of a tea house. The graphic design is very nice and the lines of the image draw your eye into the garden. Round windows are much more common in Chinese gardens than they are in Japan, but the paper shoji screens are very Japanese so this is a combination of both Chinese and Japanese styles. This small temple is an under-appreciated gem in Kyoto which has so many very famous and crowded temple gardens.

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2015-07-15 15:08:10 (19 comments, 9 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

It is said that the early bird gets the worm, but I believe the early photographer gets the shot. When I travel to a new place, I always try to get up early to shoot the early morning light. This is a view of Obidos Town at dawn. I like this view looking down on the town from the city wall with the castle in the background. Illuminated buildings always look great against a beautiful dawn sky.

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It is said that the early bird gets the worm, but I believe the early photographer gets the shot. When I travel to a new place, I always try to get up early to shoot the early morning light. This is a view of Obidos Town at dawn. I like this view looking down on the town from the city wall with the castle in the background. Illuminated buildings always look great against a beautiful dawn sky.

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2015-07-14 15:03:10 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

After Lisbon we spent 2 nights in Obidos, a very well preserved medieval walled town. This is a typical street in the historic district. Obidos was founded during the Roman period and was occupied by the Moors until 1148. Several Portuguese Queens were patrons of Obidos which is why it is called Town of the Queens in Portuguese (Vila das Rainhas). I just love the cobblestone streets and traditional houses in this beautiful little town!

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After Lisbon we spent 2 nights in Obidos, a very well preserved medieval walled town. This is a typical street in the historic district. Obidos was founded during the Roman period and was occupied by the Moors until 1148. Several Portuguese Queens were patrons of Obidos which is why it is called Town of the Queens in Portuguese (Vila das Rainhas). I just love the cobblestone streets and traditional houses in this beautiful little town!

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2015-07-13 15:29:41 (15 comments, 12 reshares, 123 +1s)Open 

It can be fun to shoot traffic trails and it is not as difficult as it might seem to be. Basically you just need a sturdy tripod to hold your camera steady because the shutter speeds can be quite long. I like to shoot with a 30 second shutter speed so I can capture longer traffic trails. This image was taken in central Lisbon near Rossio Station, the main terminus for trains arriving and departing from Lisbon. It is interesting that at this shutter speed, the camera records the headlights and taillights of the cars, but the cars themselves disappear which produces a rather surreal effect.

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It can be fun to shoot traffic trails and it is not as difficult as it might seem to be. Basically you just need a sturdy tripod to hold your camera steady because the shutter speeds can be quite long. I like to shoot with a 30 second shutter speed so I can capture longer traffic trails. This image was taken in central Lisbon near Rossio Station, the main terminus for trains arriving and departing from Lisbon. It is interesting that at this shutter speed, the camera records the headlights and taillights of the cars, but the cars themselves disappear which produces a rather surreal effect.

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2015-07-10 15:04:23 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

This is the Monument to the Discoveries which commemorates the Portuguese Age of Exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is located on the north bank of the Tejos River near its mouth into the Atlantic Ocean which is where all the explorers departed for worlds unknown. It is indeed an impressive monument to this most important time in Portuguese history.

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This is the Monument to the Discoveries which commemorates the Portuguese Age of Exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is located on the north bank of the Tejos River near its mouth into the Atlantic Ocean which is where all the explorers departed for worlds unknown. It is indeed an impressive monument to this most important time in Portuguese history.

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2015-07-09 14:59:05 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

This is Figueira Square in central Lisbon at dawn. The statue is King John I who is credited with preserving Portugal's independence from Spain in the 14th century. I like this early morning shot with the square illuminated and the deep blue sky in the background. Lisbon is such a photogenic city!

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This is Figueira Square in central Lisbon at dawn. The statue is King John I who is credited with preserving Portugal's independence from Spain in the 14th century. I like this early morning shot with the square illuminated and the deep blue sky in the background. Lisbon is such a photogenic city!

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2015-07-08 15:05:06 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

When visiting a new building I often look up at the ceiling. If I like what I see I take a photo. This is the ceiling of the National Pantheon in Lisbon. It was originally a church, but now it has been converted into a monument where important Portuguese personalities are buried. I like the symmetrical and almost abstract design looking straight up. It was a very impressive building!

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When visiting a new building I often look up at the ceiling. If I like what I see I take a photo. This is the ceiling of the National Pantheon in Lisbon. It was originally a church, but now it has been converted into a monument where important Portuguese personalities are buried. I like the symmetrical and almost abstract design looking straight up. It was a very impressive building!

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2015-07-07 15:10:44 (37 comments, 48 reshares, 257 +1s)Open 

I delivered a 20 X 30 print of my "Dancing Tree" image to a client yesterday. This image has been one of my most popular prints. Customers seem to love the abstract twisting trunk and also like the fact that it was photographed locally. When considering to purchase artwork, I think it helps for people to have a some kind of connection to the artwork. This local connection seems to work for this image. I think of this tree as a living sculpture. While it is located outside the Japanese Garden, I think the gardeners there must have pruned this tree in order for the trunk to have so many twists and turns.

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I delivered a 20 X 30 print of my "Dancing Tree" image to a client yesterday. This image has been one of my most popular prints. Customers seem to love the abstract twisting trunk and also like the fact that it was photographed locally. When considering to purchase artwork, I think it helps for people to have a some kind of connection to the artwork. This local connection seems to work for this image. I think of this tree as a living sculpture. While it is located outside the Japanese Garden, I think the gardeners there must have pruned this tree in order for the trunk to have so many twists and turns.

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2015-07-06 14:51:26 (10 comments, 9 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

When I find a nice viewpoint, I like to go back at different times of the day. This view is looking out over the rooftops of Alfama just before sunrise. Lisbon looks so beautiful looking down on its red tile rooftops and this was one of my favorite viewpoints so I went back in the early morning to photograph it at sunrise.

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When I find a nice viewpoint, I like to go back at different times of the day. This view is looking out over the rooftops of Alfama just before sunrise. Lisbon looks so beautiful looking down on its red tile rooftops and this was one of my favorite viewpoints so I went back in the early morning to photograph it at sunrise.

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2015-07-03 15:35:55 (23 comments, 16 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

This is Rossio Square at dawn. I got up early to catch the early morning light and the square without any people. Rossio Square is perhaps the most important gathering place in central Lisbon and is situated in front of Rossio Station, the terminus for trains from the suburbs and all over Portugal. The statue on top of the column is King Pedro IV and the official name of this square is King Pedro IV Square. The Portuguese often use tiles to create mosaic designs in their squares and sidewalks. I love the design of this mosaic which almost looks like waves on the ocean.

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This is Rossio Square at dawn. I got up early to catch the early morning light and the square without any people. Rossio Square is perhaps the most important gathering place in central Lisbon and is situated in front of Rossio Station, the terminus for trains from the suburbs and all over Portugal. The statue on top of the column is King Pedro IV and the official name of this square is King Pedro IV Square. The Portuguese often use tiles to create mosaic designs in their squares and sidewalks. I love the design of this mosaic which almost looks like waves on the ocean.

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2015-07-02 14:54:48 (56 comments, 40 reshares, 206 +1s)Open 

Recently I sold 3 prints of this image of Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest. I have been surprised at the strong demand for Budapest images, but many people tell me that they have visited recently and thoroughly enjoyed their trip. Perhaps the Viking River Cruise ads are paying off. I like the leading lines of this image which draw your to the turret in the distance. Budapest is such a beautiful city!

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Recently I sold 3 prints of this image of Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest. I have been surprised at the strong demand for Budapest images, but many people tell me that they have visited recently and thoroughly enjoyed their trip. Perhaps the Viking River Cruise ads are paying off. I like the leading lines of this image which draw your to the turret in the distance. Budapest is such a beautiful city!

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2015-07-01 15:13:08 (16 comments, 42 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

I sold a 20 X 30 metal print of this image last weekend. This is a very famous place in Japan known in English as the "Wedding Rocks" or in Japanese as "Meoto Iwa". The 2 rocks symbolize a married couple. One of the characters in Japanese for marriage means to tie a knot so the rope symbolizes a marriage. This is also a symbolic gate for the shrine at Futamigaura. Most Japanese shrines have a torii gate several meters in front of the shrine, but this shrine is located directly next to the seashore so the rocks in the ocean are a symbolic gate. I just love the beautiful dawn sky reflected in the ocean in this image.

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I sold a 20 X 30 metal print of this image last weekend. This is a very famous place in Japan known in English as the "Wedding Rocks" or in Japanese as "Meoto Iwa". The 2 rocks symbolize a married couple. One of the characters in Japanese for marriage means to tie a knot so the rope symbolizes a marriage. This is also a symbolic gate for the shrine at Futamigaura. Most Japanese shrines have a torii gate several meters in front of the shrine, but this shrine is located directly next to the seashore so the rocks in the ocean are a symbolic gate. I just love the beautiful dawn sky reflected in the ocean in this image.

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2015-06-30 15:19:25 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

There is something calming about a bamboo forest which appeals to people. I sold a 20 X 30 metal print of this image to a client from the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts last weekend. Sometimes I have people come into my booth and ask specifically to see images of bamboo. This image is the Bamboo Temple Garden in Kamakura, Japan. I like the path leading into the bamboo forest. It really draws your eye into the image.

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There is something calming about a bamboo forest which appeals to people. I sold a 20 X 30 metal print of this image to a client from the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts last weekend. Sometimes I have people come into my booth and ask specifically to see images of bamboo. This image is the Bamboo Temple Garden in Kamakura, Japan. I like the path leading into the bamboo forest. It really draws your eye into the image.

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2015-06-25 14:57:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Today I will set up my booth at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. If you are in the Portland area, please stop by. I would love to see you. See more details below.

Today I will set up my booth at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. If you are in the Portland area, please stop by. I would love to see you. See more details below.___

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2015-06-24 14:19:42 (18 comments, 13 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

When we were in Lisbon, I found a great rooftop bar in Chiado with a wonderful view of the city. This is Sao Jorge Castle at dusk photographed from that rooftop bar. The fortifications on the top of the hill were built by the Moors in the 10th century. When the Christians liberated Lisbon during the 2nd crusade in the 12th century this castle helped to defend the area against Moorish attacks. In the 13th century when Lisbon became capital of the kingdom, this castle became the residence of Portuguese kings until the 16th century when a new castle was constructed on the banks of the Tejo River. I like this view looking down on the rooftops of the city with the castle illuminated on top of the hill.

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When we were in Lisbon, I found a great rooftop bar in Chiado with a wonderful view of the city. This is Sao Jorge Castle at dusk photographed from that rooftop bar. The fortifications on the top of the hill were built by the Moors in the 10th century. When the Christians liberated Lisbon during the 2nd crusade in the 12th century this castle helped to defend the area against Moorish attacks. In the 13th century when Lisbon became capital of the kingdom, this castle became the residence of Portuguese kings until the 16th century when a new castle was constructed on the banks of the Tejo River. I like this view looking down on the rooftops of the city with the castle illuminated on top of the hill.

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2015-06-23 14:52:07 (9 comments, 13 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

This is Arco da Rua Augusta (August Street Arch) at dawn. This building is next to the main square in Lisbon, Praca do Comercio. I like the old world look of this image and the leading lines which draw your eye into the image.

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This is Arco da Rua Augusta (August Street Arch) at dawn. This building is next to the main square in Lisbon, Praca do Comercio. I like the old world look of this image and the leading lines which draw your eye into the image.

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2015-06-20 15:00:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

This is my booth at the 2015 Edmonds Art Fair.  Come join the fun today 10AM - 8PM & tomorrow 10AM - 6PM.  I am in booth #137 at the corner of Rembrant Ave. & O'Keefe Blvd. http://conta.cc/1KBXKb9  

This is my booth at the 2015 Edmonds Art Fair.  Come join the fun today 10AM - 8PM & tomorrow 10AM - 6PM.  I am in booth #137 at the corner of Rembrant Ave. & O'Keefe Blvd. http://conta.cc/1KBXKb9  ___

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2015-06-18 23:08:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I finished setting up my booth at Edmonds Arts Festival. If you are in the area, please stop by. I will be in booth #137 at the corner of the field. It should be a great weekend for an art fair. See more details at the link below 

I finished setting up my booth at Edmonds Arts Festival. If you are in the area, please stop by. I will be in booth #137 at the corner of the field. It should be a great weekend for an art fair. See more details at the link below ___

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2015-06-18 14:17:23 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Lisbon is a city of red tile rooftops which you can see clearly in this photo which overlooks the Alfama district. Lisbon also has many hills which you can also see above. Somehow the red tile roofs are perfect for this city which was very bright and sunny while we were there. I like this view with The Tejo River in the background. It was such a pretty spot!

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Lisbon is a city of red tile rooftops which you can see clearly in this photo which overlooks the Alfama district. Lisbon also has many hills which you can also see above. Somehow the red tile roofs are perfect for this city which was very bright and sunny while we were there. I like this view with The Tejo River in the background. It was such a pretty spot!

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2015-06-17 14:40:30 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

This is the ceiling of the Church of Santa Maria in Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal. This monastery was completed in 1601 and was financed by a tax on the spice trade of Portuguese merchants. This style of architecture is called Manueline after King Manuel I. It is truly an impressive building and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ceiling is over 25 meters above the floor and must have been one of the largest churches in the world when it was constructed.

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This is the ceiling of the Church of Santa Maria in Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal. This monastery was completed in 1601 and was financed by a tax on the spice trade of Portuguese merchants. This style of architecture is called Manueline after King Manuel I. It is truly an impressive building and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ceiling is over 25 meters above the floor and must have been one of the largest churches in the world when it was constructed.

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2015-06-16 15:01:37 (20 comments, 13 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

This is Belem Tower at the mouth of the Tejo River. This medieval fortification was built in the 16th century to protect Lisbon from attacks launched from the Atlantic Ocean. It was the last sight of home as the Portuguese explorers departed for the Orient and the Americas. I took this shot just after sunrise. I like the early morning light on this beautiful, old building which has survived half a millennium.

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This is Belem Tower at the mouth of the Tejo River. This medieval fortification was built in the 16th century to protect Lisbon from attacks launched from the Atlantic Ocean. It was the last sight of home as the Portuguese explorers departed for the Orient and the Americas. I took this shot just after sunrise. I like the early morning light on this beautiful, old building which has survived half a millennium.

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
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2015-06-15 14:56:26 (27 comments, 14 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

I just got back from a trip to Portugal and Spain last week. This is Lisbon's Praca do Comercio or Commerce Square in English. I got up early so I could photograph it in the dawn light without any people. This square was originally where the royal palace was located, but after the 1755 earthquake, the royal family decided to move to a safer location. The statue is King Jose I who promoted the reconstruction of Lisbon after the earthquake and commissioned this square. Just behind the statue you can see Lisbon Castle illuminated on top of the hill.

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I just got back from a trip to Portugal and Spain last week. This is Lisbon's Praca do Comercio or Commerce Square in English. I got up early so I could photograph it in the dawn light without any people. This square was originally where the royal palace was located, but after the 1755 earthquake, the royal family decided to move to a safer location. The statue is King Jose I who promoted the reconstruction of Lisbon after the earthquake and commissioned this square. Just behind the statue you can see Lisbon Castle illuminated on top of the hill.

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2015-06-12 15:13:15 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Sometimes it is interesting to take closeup shots of everyday objects. This is a stack of handmade Navajo Rugs for sale at a store in Gallup, NM. I like the many different layers of intricate designs in this image and while each design is very different they all go together very well.

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Sometimes it is interesting to take closeup shots of everyday objects. This is a stack of handmade Navajo Rugs for sale at a store in Gallup, NM. I like the many different layers of intricate designs in this image and while each design is very different they all go together very well.

For #bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
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2015-06-10 15:56:08 (14 comments, 8 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

This is Kumano Nachi Shrine in Wakayama, Japan. This shrine is dedicated to the waterfall which you can see in the background. It is one of the stops along the Kumano Way which is an ancient pilgrimage route that the Japanese have used for centuries. I think the height of the pagoda goes perfectly with the very tall waterfall. This shrine along with many other spots along the Kumano Way have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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This is Kumano Nachi Shrine in Wakayama, Japan. This shrine is dedicated to the waterfall which you can see in the background. It is one of the stops along the Kumano Way which is an ancient pilgrimage route that the Japanese have used for centuries. I think the height of the pagoda goes perfectly with the very tall waterfall. This shrine along with many other spots along the Kumano Way have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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2015-06-08 15:52:54 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

This is St. Martin's Bridge in Toledo, Spain. Toledo was Spain's capital before Madrid and one of the most important cities in medieval Spain. This was one of the most important entrances to the city and luckily it has survived in its original form.

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This is St. Martin's Bridge in Toledo, Spain. Toledo was Spain's capital before Madrid and one of the most important cities in medieval Spain. This was one of the most important entrances to the city and luckily it has survived in its original form.

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2015-06-05 17:00:21 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

These are some iris I found blooming at the Bellevue Botanical Garden several weeks ago. I visited just after a rain shower so there were still some water drops on the petals. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year!

For #colorsonfriday hosted by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge & +ColorsOnFriday
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These are some iris I found blooming at the Bellevue Botanical Garden several weeks ago. I visited just after a rain shower so there were still some water drops on the petals. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year!

For #colorsonfriday hosted by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge & +ColorsOnFriday
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
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#flower #flowerphotography #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) +Top Photo (BTP) +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo #btpdailyhighlights___

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2015-06-04 14:41:29 (22 comments, 9 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

I like to shoot details because it allows your mind's eye to imagine what the bigger picture looks like. This is a medieval lock on the main door of the Town Hall in Gubbio, Italy. I wonder how many hands have opened this lock over the many centuries of its existence.

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I like to shoot details because it allows your mind's eye to imagine what the bigger picture looks like. This is a medieval lock on the main door of the Town Hall in Gubbio, Italy. I wonder how many hands have opened this lock over the many centuries of its existence.

For #blastfromthepast   hosted by +Cheryl Cooper  +Mark Rodriguez  +Isabelle Fortin  &  +BlastFromThePast
#urbanthursday  hosted by +Laurent Chades  &  +Urban Thursday 
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#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#italy   #italia   #architecturephotography   #architectural  
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2015-05-29 17:06:14 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

This is a peony I found blooming at the Bellevue Botanical Garden earlier this month. I like the delicate pink color and the out of focus background.

For #bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
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This is a peony I found blooming at the Bellevue Botanical Garden earlier this month. I like the delicate pink color and the out of focus background.

For #bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#floralfriday hosed by +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James & +FloralFriday
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten
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2015-05-28 14:00:34 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

This is an interior shot of La Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain. La Mezquita was originally the main mosque in the Moorish kingdom of Cordoba. When it was reconquered by the Christians they converted the mosque to a cathedral, but luckily they decided to keep much of the original structure and its decorations. This was a prayer alcove with its original Islamic decorations. Even thought the Spaniards persecuted Muslims and other non-Christians, it is wonderful that they preserved this wonderful example of Islamic architecture.

For #blastfromthepast   hosted by +Isabelle Fortin  +Cheryl Cooper  +Mark Rodriguez  &  +Blast From The Past 
#urbanthursday   hosted by +Laurent Chades  +Urban Thursday 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#hqsparchitecture +HQSPArchitecture cur... more »

This is an interior shot of La Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain. La Mezquita was originally the main mosque in the Moorish kingdom of Cordoba. When it was reconquered by the Christians they converted the mosque to a cathedral, but luckily they decided to keep much of the original structure and its decorations. This was a prayer alcove with its original Islamic decorations. Even thought the Spaniards persecuted Muslims and other non-Christians, it is wonderful that they preserved this wonderful example of Islamic architecture.

For #blastfromthepast   hosted by +Isabelle Fortin  +Cheryl Cooper  +Mark Rodriguez  &  +Blast From The Past 
#urbanthursday   hosted by +Laurent Chades  +Urban Thursday 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова  +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad

#cordoba   #spain   #españa   #architecturephotography   #architecture   #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-20 15:02:59 (14 comments, 23 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Several years ago I visited Jigokudani in Nagano, Japan about this time of year to shoot the baby snow monkeys. Snow monkeys are born in April and by May they are big enough to walk on their own, but they still like to held their mother. We share over 90% of our DNA with these macaques so it is easy to see the resemblance to a human mother and child. Babies are so cute when they are this age!

For #wildlifewednesday   hosted by +Morkel Erasmus  +Mike Spinak  &  +Wildlife Wednesdays 
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#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Hugh F... more »

Several years ago I visited Jigokudani in Nagano, Japan about this time of year to shoot the baby snow monkeys. Snow monkeys are born in April and by May they are big enough to walk on their own, but they still like to held their mother. We share over 90% of our DNA with these macaques so it is easy to see the resemblance to a human mother and child. Babies are so cute when they are this age!

For #wildlifewednesday   hosted by +Morkel Erasmus  +Mike Spinak  &  +Wildlife Wednesdays 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith and +Nicole S.
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
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#wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #monkey   #macaque   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-19 14:49:35 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

This is a residential street in Savannah's Historic District. I love these stately old trees that are covered in Spanish moss. What could look more "southern" than this?

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BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Werner Polwein
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve

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This is a residential street in Savannah's Historic District. I love these stately old trees that are covered in Spanish moss. What could look more "southern" than this?

For #treetuesday   hosted by +Ralph Mendoza  +David R Robinson  +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera  +Kim Troutman  &  +Tree Tuesday 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kyle VanEtten
BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Werner Polwein
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve

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2015-05-18 14:08:52 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

The iris are blooming in Seattle now. We have some in our garden, but I found this one at the Bellevue Botanical garden. Last week I was there just after a morning shower. I like the water drops on the leaves in this image. I used a long macro lens with a shallow depth of field to create the out of focus background which makes the flower stand out against a beautiful green backdrop.

For #DOFMondday   hosted by +Alan Gurling +Mark Hall  +Mara Acoma  +Nigel Smith  &  +DOFMonday 
#bellesphotos   hosed by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  & +Belles photos 
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#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +StefanieSchächtel +Igor S... more »

The iris are blooming in Seattle now. We have some in our garden, but I found this one at the Bellevue Botanical garden. Last week I was there just after a morning shower. I like the water drops on the leaves in this image. I used a long macro lens with a shallow depth of field to create the out of focus background which makes the flower stand out against a beautiful green backdrop.

For #DOFMondday   hosted by +Alan Gurling +Mark Hall  +Mara Acoma  +Nigel Smith  &  +DOFMonday 
#bellesphotos   hosed by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  & +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#macromonday   hosted by +Sandra Parlow  & +Jeff Moreau 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +11608843086484481916
#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser

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2015-05-17 17:26:34 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Japan has so many fascinating festivals. This is a photo I took at the Festival of the Ages in Asakusa which is the traditional area or in Japanese "Shitamachi" part of Tokyo. This man is dressed as an ogre or "Oni" in Japanese. These evil characters often appear in Japanese fairytales as a personification of evil spirits. I just love the wonderful mask and elaborate costume with an out of focus background in this image.

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Japan has so many fascinating festivals. This is a photo I took at the Festival of the Ages in Asakusa which is the traditional area or in Japanese "Shitamachi" part of Tokyo. This man is dressed as an ogre or "Oni" in Japanese. These evil characters often appear in Japanese fairytales as a personification of evil spirits. I just love the wonderful mask and elaborate costume with an out of focus background in this image.

For #bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster  +Frank Nöthe
#BTPStreetPro – +BTP Street PRO . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Werner Polwein#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve

#japan   #tokyo   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-16 15:31:13 (63 comments, 66 reshares, 851 +1s)Open 

New Zealand is not a huge country, but it has one of the longest coastlines of any country in the world. This abundance of coastline is a big bonus for landscape photography. There is something magical about a landscape where the land meets water. Kaikoura is a small peninsula on the east side of New Zealand's South Island. I made this image from the peninsula looking back towards the center of the South Island. I like the sun setting over the distant mountains reflected in the ocean with such wonderful clouds in the sky. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

For #sunsetsaturday   hosted by +Dennis Hoffbuhr 
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#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +TonyPhillips ... more »

New Zealand is not a huge country, but it has one of the longest coastlines of any country in the world. This abundance of coastline is a big bonus for landscape photography. There is something magical about a landscape where the land meets water. Kaikoura is a small peninsula on the east side of New Zealand's South Island. I made this image from the peninsula looking back towards the center of the South Island. I like the sun setting over the distant mountains reflected in the ocean with such wonderful clouds in the sky. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

For #sunsetsaturday   hosted by +Dennis Hoffbuhr 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#StunningMoment + 106314743058506488325 &  +Alycia Tsai 
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#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise 

#newzealand   #kaikoura   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-15 15:10:43 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Spring is a great time to do flower portraits so I went to the Bellevue Botanical Garden to see what I could find recently. This is an allium flower I found in full bloom. The shape of this flower almost resembles a geodesic dome. I like the magenta globe with an out of focus green background. Magenta and green are opposites on the color wheel so they go together well.

For #colorsonfriday   hosted by +Karsten Meyer  +Britta Rogge  &  +ColorsOnFriday 
#fourseasonsfriday   hosted by +Stephonie A Schmitz  &  +Four Seasons Friday 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP MacroPro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , o... more »

Spring is a great time to do flower portraits so I went to the Bellevue Botanical Garden to see what I could find recently. This is an allium flower I found in full bloom. The shape of this flower almost resembles a geodesic dome. I like the magenta globe with an out of focus green background. Magenta and green are opposites on the color wheel so they go together well.

For #colorsonfriday   hosted by +Karsten Meyer  +Britta Rogge  &  +ColorsOnFriday 
#fourseasonsfriday   hosted by +Stephonie A Schmitz  &  +Four Seasons Friday 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +11608843086484481916

#flowers   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-14 15:04:41 (17 comments, 17 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Hawaii has many lighthouses, but in my opinion Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai's north shore has the most beautiful setting anywhere in the state. It stands at the end of a long peninsula surrounded by beautiful, turquoise water which is actually an underwater nature preserve. We were lucky to be there on a sunny day and it was such a beautiful sight to see!

For #coastalthursday   hosted by +David Polzine  +Jon Kahn  & +Coastal Thursday 
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#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +EricDrumm +RJ Wiln... more »

Hawaii has many lighthouses, but in my opinion Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai's north shore has the most beautiful setting anywhere in the state. It stands at the end of a long peninsula surrounded by beautiful, turquoise water which is actually an underwater nature preserve. We were lucky to be there on a sunny day and it was such a beautiful sight to see!

For #coastalthursday   hosted by +David Polzine  +Jon Kahn  & +Coastal Thursday 
#turquoisethursday   hosted by +Tatiana Parmeeva  &  +TurquoiseThursday 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  & +Breakfast Art Club 
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Jesse Martineau +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise 
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen

#hawaii   #hawaiiphotography   #kauai   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights  +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-13 14:23:53 (38 comments, 38 reshares, 302 +1s)Open 

We seem to have the perfect climate for Rhododendron in the Pacific Northwest. We have several in our garden and they grow like weeds around here. I found these rhodies at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. I like the delicate shade of pink in these petals. Spring is such a beautiful time of year!

For #bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  & +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  & +Breakfast Art Club 
#pinkcircle   hosted by +lane langmade  +Cheryl Cooper  &  +Pink Circle 
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +WayneLu +Iva Pas  
#hqspmacr... more »

We seem to have the perfect climate for Rhododendron in the Pacific Northwest. We have several in our garden and they grow like weeds around here. I found these rhodies at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. I like the delicate shade of pink in these petals. Spring is such a beautiful time of year!

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2015-05-12 14:27:42 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Palm trees are a common sight in Florida, but the cabbage palmetto is the only palm tree which is native to Florida and it also happens to be the state tree. As its name suggests, the cabbage palmetto is much smaller than most palm trees so it is quite easy to get close to its leaves. This is a closeup shot of a cabbage palmetto leaf I found on Sanibel Island. The radiating lines are fascinating and I also like the subtle change in color from yellow to green. Mother Nature is such a wonderful artist!

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Palm trees are a common sight in Florida, but the cabbage palmetto is the only palm tree which is native to Florida and it also happens to be the state tree. As its name suggests, the cabbage palmetto is much smaller than most palm trees so it is quite easy to get close to its leaves. This is a closeup shot of a cabbage palmetto leaf I found on Sanibel Island. The radiating lines are fascinating and I also like the subtle change in color from yellow to green. Mother Nature is such a wonderful artist!

For #treetuesday   hosted by +Ralph Mendoza  +David R Robinson  +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera  +Kim Troutman  &  +Tree Tuesday 
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2015-05-11 15:14:30 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Last year I visited Slovenia for the first time. This is the Ljubljana River in Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana. While Ljubljana is not very large, it is a very pleasant city with many beautiful 19th century buildings dating back to when it was a regional capital of the Autro-Hungarian Empire. I like the beautiful clouds in this image just after sunset.

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Last year I visited Slovenia for the first time. This is the Ljubljana River in Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana. While Ljubljana is not very large, it is a very pleasant city with many beautiful 19th century buildings dating back to when it was a regional capital of the Autro-Hungarian Empire. I like the beautiful clouds in this image just after sunset.

For #europeanphotography   hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki  & +European Photo 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  &  +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#themagicoflight   hosted by +Ray Bilcliff  +Hamid Dastmalchi  +Paul Stein  &  +The Magic of Light 
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#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова and  +Jean-Philippe Jouve
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#slovenia   #Ljubljana   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-05-08 15:02:44 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

The rhodies are blooming in Seattle now. I found these blooms on a bush in our front garden just after a shower recently. I just love the waterdrops on the petals and the selective focus of this image. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year and I can find photo ops so close to home!

For #floralfriday   hosted by +Tamara Pruessner  +Beth Akerman  +Eustace James  +Kiki Nelson  &  +FloralFriday 
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The rhodies are blooming in Seattle now. I found these blooms on a bush in our front garden just after a shower recently. I just love the waterdrops on the petals and the selective focus of this image. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year and I can find photo ops so close to home!

For #floralfriday   hosted by +Tamara Pruessner  +Beth Akerman  +Eustace James  +Kiki Nelson  &  +FloralFriday 
#bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  & +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  &  +Breakfast Art Club 
#pinkcircle   hosted by +lane langmade  +Cheryl Cooper  &  +Pink Circle 
#macro4all   hosted by +Walter Soestbergen  +Bill Urwin  +Thomas Kirchen  &  +Macro4All 
#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +* +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas  
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden
#BTPMacroPro – +BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones
#BTPFlowerPro – +BTP Flower Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Иванка Гущерова and +Walli Veeser

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